Branding is a permanent mark that cannot be removed with laser surgery or piercings. It is not a do-it-yourself activity and requires professional help. Surgical options such as excision and skin grafting can be used to remove the mark, but they are costly and not always successful. It is not possible to completely remove a mark without leaving some type of scar.
In the past, branding was used as a form of punishment for criminals and slaves. It was also used to identify vagabonds and gypsies. The procedure was painful and left the marked area extremely sensitive and sore during the healing process. Today, modern tools such as welders and lasers are used to apply the mark.
However, it is still painful and humiliating for the victim. For those who no longer want to have a brand in their body, it is possible to remove it with surgery, but it is expensive and may leave a scar. The multi-punch mark divides the design into many smaller sections about an inch long, while the cautery brand uses modern tools and technology to apply the mark. According to medical professionals, most women with DOS will need some type of incision and skin graft to completely remove their KR-AM marks.